Does anyone know where I could get a set plans on how to build an authentic old-fashioned smokehouse? My dad explained how his grandpa did it but wasn't sure on the details. All he remembers is a little wooden shed with a trench in the middle. His grandpa would start a fire and then throw green hickory logs on the fire in the trench 1-2 times per day. He said there was always big pieces of beef on hooks lined up along the walls. He also remembered that his Grandpa would periodically rub the meat with salt. His mom would take the meat after ~1 month and would cook some for immediate use, can some for winter use and then layer some between salt and oats on the front porch for long term drying/storage. He said it tasted so good, not like anything today, although I suppose nothing tastes as good as childhood memories. (not to mention the health factor of all this salt, although my grandmother just turned 101 this march!).